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New student organization works to expand mental health efforts on campus

Five student members of Morgan's Message are holding a poster saying "Go Joey WVU."

Morgan’s Message, a pioneering student club within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, was selected to receive a grant in support of their ongoing efforts to promote mental wellness for athletes.

The group participated in the “I Belong” event during a recent WVU Women’s Basketball game. “Our team networked and connected with other people and organizations flawlessly. The table looked incredible and brought us a lot of awesome opportunities,” Nora Hanlon, club secretary, said. “The I Belong mirror was especially loved. I could not be prouder of the team and I know they feel the same.”

Creating a solid foundation to prepare for graduate studies

Young woman wearing black short sleeved shirt, with long blond hair

Juliana Kingsborough, junior, sport and exercise psychology major, chose the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences because of the numerous doors it could open for her career plans. “I was in two different majors before I found WVU CPASS. Right away, I knew that the sport and exercise psychology program was the best fit for me,” Kingsborough said. “I could envision how it would lead me in the right direction to aim for Occupational Therapy.”

The Ridley Park, Pa. native says that WVU stood out to her during her selection process because of the beautiful campus and variety of majors WVU offers. “I always knew I wanted to pursue Occupational Therapy. Having an array of majors available allowed me to find the right one to get me there.”

College innovators contribute to national higher education conference


Multiple College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences faculty, students and alumni participated in the first hybrid National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education conference, Jan. 5-8, 2022 in Phoenix, Ariz. CPASS stakeholders highlighted their expertise through presentations and lectures while receiving recognition for passion in the field.

The 2022 NAKHE conference featured how leaders can effectively use technology and creativity in meeting the challenges resulting from the pandemic and other ongoing national issues. COVID-19 has upped the ante for higher education administration and faculty in dealing with difficulties related to budget cuts, diversity, inclusion and legislation.